17 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Beijing, China
Fly:  20 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h
7
Kamari, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Beijing, China

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia, revel in the low prices at Castel Romano Designer Outlet, and then look for gifts at Sweet Sweet Way. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di S. Clemente, thenexplore the ancient world of Tempio di Castore e Polluce, and then get in on the family fun at Cinecitta World.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route planner.

Beijing, China to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Beijing to Rome due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cattedrale di S. Clemente
Highlights from your plan
Castel Romano Designer Outlet ©
Castel Romano Designer Outlet
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia ©
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia
Sweet Sweet Way ©
Sweet Sweet Way

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Walls of Monteriggioni and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni.

Make your Florence itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. You will leave for Verona on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni

2
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, thenexplore the ancient world of Rotonda di San Lorenzo, thenexplore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello scaligero di Villafranca. On the next day, have fun at Aquamore, explore the world behind art at Camera degli Sposi, thenlook for gifts at Maison Angela, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco delle Mura e dei Forti.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mantua, Maison Angela, Castello scaligero di Villafranca
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova ©
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tee off at Circolo Golf Venezia, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni, and then contemplate the long history of Campo de le Gatte. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Diga Sottomarina and then head outdoors with Bahia del Sole.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Chioggia
Highlights from your plan
Bahia del Sole ©
Bahia del Sole
Circolo Golf Venezia ©
Circolo Golf Venezia
Diga Sottomarina ©
Diga Sottomarina

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Ermou Street and Ioannidou Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, stop by Ermou Spirits Cava Pittaras Trade Beverages, take a stroll through Plaka, and stroll through Voula Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Athens travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Athens. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, thenget engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thenstop by Nerium Oleander, and finally steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Heraklion trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

3
nights
Kamari, Greece

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. On the 10th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, thendelve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera and then examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamari holiday builder app.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Kamari in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kamari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kamari

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Art Space
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

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